by dr. Johan Sp.FK
08 May 2021 Q.
Painkillers for my back pain

I cannot sleep without taking painkillers for my back pain every night. It’s becoming an addiction. Does this continuous use have any negative effect on my body system?


Hello Dennis! Thank you for using the #asksudrexfeature. Painkillers are commonly prescribed for short term use to treat moderate to severe pain. Regular, repeated use of these medications can have a range of adverse effects on the brain &body; they can alter normal bodily functions that are vital to maintaining overall health. Continuous use of painkillers can increase the risk of liver & kidney damage. Moderation is important in medication use.